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Outreach & Community Engagement Librarian at UNM HSLIC

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 1:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center (HSLIC) seeks a collaborative and enthusiastic individual who can communicate across cultures, build collaborative partnerships, and work as a team member in a fast-paced organization to improve the health of New Mexicans through evidence-based information expertise. HSLIC is New Mexico’s only publicly accessible academic health sciences library, and, as such, it has a responsibility to our community to work to improve the availability, accessibility, and understanding of health information needs throughout our state. HSLIC has a long history of providing outreach across our state, including to our 24 federally recognized Native Nations. This position will take a leadership role in revitalizing and strengthening our efforts, including promoting and growing HSLIC's Native Health Database , an important resource for Native American health information.

To build a sustainable community engagement and outreach program, this individual will work collaboratively with UNM Health Sciences Center faculty and staff, HSLIC faculty and staff, and community partners. In-person relationships remain a cornerstone of community engagement in New Mexico, and thus, this position will entail periodic travel. We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleague develop these preferred skills. We strongly encourage those who are passionate about fostering diverse, equitable and inclusive libraries to apply.  

This is a full-time, benefits eligible faculty position with a primary appointment in HSLIC. The UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more complete explanation of benefits, go to:

Appointment is posted as open rank, to be determined based on qualifications. Salary range: $61,380-$75,210.


  • Develops and enacts a community engagement and outreach plan for HSLIC by building upon established programming and partnerships, assessing and evaluating needs and opportunities, and seeking out new collaborations.
  • Develops long-term external strategic partnerships with community partners, including with public and tribal libraries and other relevant community leaders.
  • Collaborates with Health Sciences Center and HSLIC faculty, staff, preceptors, and others to address the health information needs of strategically important/underserved groups in the state.
  • Plans and coordinates trainings, conferences, and events for identified populations, including virtual and in person events.
  • Provides instruction in the use of clinical and consumer health education resources to health professionals and community members.
  • May produce and staff exhibits at local health fairs and professional conferences.
  • Contributes to HSLIC's efforts to partner with Native Nations to archive and disseminate health information through ethical, community-led collections in the Native Health Database.
  • Seeks funding and partnerships to build, improve, and extend community engagement and outreach programs; develops and executes grant-based special projects.
  • Participates as an active and collaborative member of the Research, Education and Clinical Information Division in reference and literature search support, division projects, and trainings and workshops at HSLIC.
  • Participates in scholarship/research, committee service, and strategic planning activities



  • Graduate degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Applicant must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Excellent communication skills as demonstrated in required writing sample. 


  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
  • Experience with project coordination, writing and assessment.
  • Experience providing reference and searching support, including NLM products such as PubMed.
  • Experience training/teaching adult learners.
  • Experience in outreach activities.

Institutional Information:

The Health Sciences Library & Informatics Center (HSLIC) is New Mexico’s only publicly accessible health sciences library, serving the four colleges of the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center, the UNM Health System, and the many communities of New Mexico by providing high quality health information, curriculum-engaged instruction, and outreach. HSLIC’s mission, vision and strategic plan for FY 2022-24 can be found here: The library is committed to justice, equity and inclusion in our work and environment. HSLIC has an active and productive Justice Equity and Inclusion Committee, whose initiative can be further explored here: Located in Albuquerque, an ethnically diverse city with a rich culture and unlimited opportunities for outdoor exploration and adventure, the University is a research-intense and Hispanic-Serving Institution, with a growing population of students in health sciences programs. The Health Sciences Center’s mission is to continuously improve health and health equity in New Mexico, with a strong emphasis on partnerships with communities and community-wide solutions. 

HSLIC serves the UNM School of Medicine, including its Health Professions programs; undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, and College of Population Health; the UNM Hospitals and Health System; and the Comprehensive Cancer Center. The UNM HSC has earned a national and international reputation for its integrated education, patient care, research, and partnership initiatives which address the unique healthcare needs of New Mexico's urban and rural populations ( UNM is the flagship research intensive university with a student population of over 36,000.

New Mexico offers over 200 days of sunshine, a rich set of cultures and histories and outstanding recreational opportunities year-round and is home to world class skiing, hiking, biking, climbing, arts, and cuisine.  At more than a mile-high elevation, this high desert environment provides beautiful sunny days but also the variety of all four seasons. The city of Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico with roughly 900,000 people in the city and surrounding areas. Albuquerque is 1 hour from Santa Fe, NM and 2.5 hours from Taos, NM, both world famous for their art and culture. The State of New Mexico is multicultural and diverse with 19 indigenous native pueblos, Navajo reservation and three Apache tribal lands. We have excellent local cuisine, breathtaking sunsets, numerous cultural and historic sites, lakes, rivers, deserts and mountains.

Application Information:

Applicants must provide:

  • CV
  • Cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
  • Professional writing sample
  • Contact information for three professional references

Finalists for this position should be prepared to provide official educational transcripts if selected for hire.

To apply, please visit this website: and see the faculty job posting for Req21745.

For further information, please contact David Lucero at (505) 272-0634,  

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.

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